Rapidly expanding, premium homecare franchise GoodOaks hosted their largest ever annual conference on the banks of the river Thames in the Chiltern Hills last week. Care teams from across the UK gathered together at The Swan at Streatley to celebrate a successful year, welcome new franchise partners, network, learn and share.
Among the keynote speakers was Neil Eastwood from Care Friends, a recruitment and retention specialist and author of ‘Saving Social Care’ who delivered an engaging presentation flowing with practical, actionable advice on candidate attraction and retention.
The network also welcomed four new franchise partners who will be covering large regions of the South of the UK including Kent, Sussex, Bedford and Epsom taking the quality franchise to an impressive 20 branches across the country.
The day recognised the dedication and hard work across the board with an annual awards ceremony, honouring the care teams across the expanding network. Announcing the winners were Co-Founders Ben Ashton and Darius Mitkus, along with Operations Director, Zoe Kelly.
Commenting on the day, Ben Ashton said; “Spending the day with our inspirational franchise partners was such an honour. The commitment shown to delivering truly transformational partnership-led care leaves us very excited about what’s to come from this special network.”
GoodOaks Homecare Awards 2023 winners:
This award recognises the office who have demonstrated business sustainability; a consistent ability to maintain excellence in quality, support and development of colleagues, and robust financial performance.
Winner: Derby & Ashbourne
This award recognises the business in the network that has excelled in compliance, operational, and reputational domains, who have forged strong relationships with clients and their families and are a role model of how to operate.
Winner: East Dorset
The values award is awarded to the office who have upheld the GoodOaks PRIDE values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Empathy, not only in their interactions with their clients, but their colleagues and stakeholders too.
Winner: Wimbledon & Kingston
The Rising Star Award is presented to an office which is rapidly expanding, and showing excellent promise in terms of growth, quality and reputation.
Winner: Abington & Didcot
This category was open to nominations, and the team received some truly inspirational entries of how they have made a difference in someone’s life.
Winner: Jackie Ndirangu – Edgware & Finchley
Care Team of the Year
Care Team of the Year recognises the care team that has demonstrated extraordinary dedication and empathy in supporting their clients to stay in the homes they love.
Winner: New Forest
Registered Manager of the Year
This award is presented to the Registered Manager who has shown exemplary leadership and management of their team, with positive outcomes for their clients, colleagues and company.
Winner: Carlene Daniel – Aylesbury
This is chosen by the GoodOaks Homecare teams. It celebrates the individual who has shone this year, in terms of the support they have given their fellow owners, the inspiration they have provided and the commitment they’ve shown to providing great care.
Winner: Fiza Bukhari – Aylesbury
The triumphant day was rounded off with a BBQ, drinks and socialising beside the river and enjoying the summer sun!
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